DNV Joins IWSA To Boost Wind Assisted Propulsion System


DNV has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA) with the intention of using its membership status to further support and accelerate the uptake of wind-assisted propulsion systems, reports Bunker Spot.

Collaboration with IWSA

Commenting, Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the IWSA said the class society’s membership comes at a ‘pivotal intersection on the wind propelled shipping journey’.

‘[DNV] will bring a wealth of experience to the association which is imperative since classification societies play a critical role in supporting safety and new technology, including those for wind-powered or wind-assisted shipping,’ said Allwright.

Hasso Hoffmeister, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV, added: ‘DNV has comprehensive wind expertise which we will bring to our membership role in IWSA to support the anticipated expansion of wind propulsion technology for the use of wind as a renewable energy source by ships.

‘IWSA has made great strides in facilitating the accelerated uptake of wind and is the key convenor of important players. In this ever-advancing technology sector, DNV is perfectly positioned to support the wind revolution.’

Currently, twenty-one large commercial vessel wind propulsion installations are in operation – and that number, according to DNV and IWSA, will likely double over the next twelve months.

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Source: Bunker Spot


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